Documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman returns to the podcast for his third visit with his latest film Monrovia, Indiana; filmmaker Antonio Méndez Esparza and first-time actor Regina Williams with their film Life And Nothing More. Both films premiere at Film Forum in NYC this week as well as other theaters.
Last year actor Karen Pittman (Luke Cage, Broadway’s Disgraced) starred as Nya Joseph in the Lincoln Center Theater off-Broadway play Pipeline. In the play, written by Dominique Morisseau, Nya is a dedicated, inner-city public high school teacher whose son’s future is jeopardized with expulsion from school & pulled toward the “pipeline”. The filmed version maybe streamed at broadwayhd.com.
Our man in the field, Ron Wohlman (aka Global Adman) returns from The Hamptons with a wrap-up of the recent film festival. And filmmaker Lynne Sachs, re-unites myself and two other participants from her film “Tip of My Tongue” for a reunion, in time for the DVD & streaming release of the film.
On this episode, “Easy Riders, Raging Bulls” author Peter Biskind with his latest, “The Sky is Falling” (The New Press, 2018); plus two actors from the new Marielle Heller film “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”, Richard E. Grant (“Downton Abbey”) and Dolly Wells (HBO’s “Doll & Em”) visit the podcast. The film opens Friday, October 19th.
Jeff Springer is one third of the filmmaking team behind the entertaining new documentary Rodents of Unusual Size. The film is currently screening around the country and will be on Independent Lens this winter. Also back on the show is filmmaker Megan Griffiths with her new film, Sadie which will have a theatrical in NYC at the Cinema Village and in LA at the Arena Cinelounge starting tomorrow, 10/12/18.
Peter Bogdanovich makes his first appearance on the podcast to discuss two major projects: the Quad Cinema theatrical release of his new documentary, “The Great Buster: A Celebration” (10/5) about the life & career of the iconic silent screen comedian, and the Netflix release of the final Orson Welles film “The Other Side of the Wind” which has finally been completed thanks to the streaming giant (11/2).